Palestinian Fauxtography: Unimpressed Baby Edition
Watch out grumpy cat! A number of Israel-haters are going ga-ga over a photo of a very unimpressed looking baby, claiming he is the “first Palestinian baby born in 2023 in Gaza.”
A Google Image search reveals this baby has really been doing the rounds the past few days, almost exclusively on Arabic sites:
And he is being claimed by other Arab countries:
But which is the original?
The answer is none of them.
A TinEye reverse image search reveals the image has been around since at least 2021:
After some further investigating, I discovered he is not from the Arab world at all:
In other words, the poor baby has become the latest victim of palestinian propaganda co-opting techniques.
He’d truly be unimpressed.